As I have written before, during the 2012 election run-up Minnesota will be a battle-ground state for the defense of marriage issue. The Catholic bishops of Minnesota will be deeply involved. Archbishop Nienstedt of St. Paul and Minneapolis has all but nailed their colors to the mast… and well he should. There is a state amendment up for a vote in Minnesota. Money from everywhere will pour into Minnesota in order to corrupt the definition of marriage. The Catholic bishops have taken a stand and they will fight to the end.
I don’t think there is a connection between my comments above, on the Catholic bishops, and then this next item, on another important social issue.
I noted with interest that a Catholic pro-life DEMOCRAT candidate is going to run for Minn.-5. Did you get that? A pro-life dem?
Catholic Pro-Lifer to Challenge Muslim Congressman Ellison in Minnesota Primary
Contact: David Lewis, 202-531-7547, media@GaryInTheHouse.com; www.GaryInTheHouse.com [Be aware that at that site there are horrible photos of aborted babies. FYI.]
MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 24, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ — On Monday, October 24, 10:00 A.M., Catholic Pro-lifer Gary Boisclair will announce primary against incumbent Keith Ellison, District 5. Boisclair (Biography below) will challenge Mr. Ellison in a Democrat (DFL) primary to Represent Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District.
Location: U.S. District Court, Plaza, 300 South 4th Street, Minneapolis, MN
Time: 10:00 A.M.
Gary Boisclair states:
“I intend to defeat Mr. Ellison soundly in this primary, based upon the issues at hand. Congressman Keith Ellison has failed to represent the ethics and beliefs of this district.
“At the onset of his tenure, Ellison took his Oath of office with his hand on a Quran – a book which mandates violence against Jews and Christians.
“Ellison consistently legislates for socialist programs, which in effect make us the slave labor force of the federal government. Under his agenda, we are enslaved to heavy taxation, crushing debt, runaway inflation, and we are forced to ‘give’ our hard earned money to his favorite ‘entitlements.’ [Not only democrat and pro-life, but also a Tea Partier? This after that PCJP "white paper" today. My head is starting to spin.]
[NB] “But Mr. Ellison’s track record is even more nefarious. [What is this? Tolkien? I guess Mr. Boisclair isn't into mincing words! But wait! There's more... ] Mr. Ellison has voted repeatedly to fund Planned Parenthood, a racist organization with a long history of discrimination against minorities, which has consistently targeted black and Hispanic minorities for the abortion of their children. Planned Parenthood is a racist, criminal syndicate, which covers up the crimes of pedophiles, rapists and sex traffickers; it slaughters nearly 1,000 unborn babies every day, and Keith Ellison is their brazen champion, as he hypocritically parades his Progressive Caucus motto, “Liberty and Justice for ALL.” (caps brought to you by Rep. Ellison)
“I urge all DFLers to put their most sacred beliefs about God, ethics, and human life first in this election, and to vote for a candidate who truly represents those beliefs.”
Mr. Boisclair will unveil his first three TV ads on Monday, October 24th, at www.GaryInTheHouse.com.
What I find fascinating about this is that Mr. Boisclair is running in the DFL primary. A pro-life Democrat who speaks in these terms?
A war is going to flare up in Minnesota over social issues. The Catholic bishops are going to have a strong voice in the public square. However, it seems that some other Catholics are stepping into another aspect of the public square and challenging the status quo of the dem’s plaftform.
Again, I don’t think the Catholic bishops of Minnesota are connected to this fellow running for MN-5. What I find interesting is that there is a stronger Catholic voice being expressed in Minnesota than has been heard for a very long time. It is fascinating to me that this challenge to the incumbent in MN-5 should come from within the DFL. Rara avis.